Jan 21, 2013 6:00am PST
. and they are transforming that campaign, to win the election into a force, they believe, a grassroots army to get that second agenda passed. this is a day when you really feel the history in the air. the president will walk through that red archway, down those steps. there's only been 56 of these in all of american history. only 55 separating us from george washington, put his hand on the bible. and people have been gathering here since before the sun was out. streaming in. from my vantage point, i don't know if you can see that, down the national mall, you can see hundreds of thousands of people in place. not the massive, more than 1 million, 1.8 million that came last time around. but definitely, one of the biggest crowds we'll see for an inauguration. certainly for the second inauguration. in terms of the speech, it is a tone-setting speech. setting the tone for the president's second term. his aides say it will be a hopeful term. but make no mistake, george, this is also one where he is playing for the history books. >> jon karl, we'll come back to you in a little bit. >>> let's go out to cec
Jan 21, 2013 4:00am PST
's progress. >> reporter: and now, the man who ran the president's re-election campaign is hoping to reform it into a grassroots army to support the president's agenda for a second term. >> we have hundreds of thousands of neighborhood team members and leaders in every state of the union. we're going to work across party lines to get some things done. >> reporter: four years ago, the president promised to rise above partisan politics. >> on this day, we come to proclaim an end to the petty grievances and false promises, the recriminations and wornout dogmas that strangle our policies. >> reporter: it was a promise unfulfilled, as washington became more divided. this time around, he's going to try to directly appeal to some of those who voted against him. and, george, the white house plans a quick start. the president's team has been studying the experiences of other second-term presidents. and they have seen that you really only have about 18 months before a second-term president starts to look like a lame duck. they plan to hit the ground running. look for him to be traveling the country,
Jan 23, 2013 7:00am PST
netanyahu has failed to win re-election by the wide margin predicted. the surprisingly close result seen as result of his hard line stance against palestinians. >>> a shocking crash caught on camera. a toddler riding with her parents in russia when their suv lost control, hitting a truck. she was thrown out of the back window. an oncoming truck barely missed her. another truck coming. but her father was able to scoop her up just in time. somehow, the 2-year-old suffered only cuts and bruises. seat belts, people. >>> and here in new york, police say the driver of a car that burst into flames after being struck by a train may have been on his cell phone. he was unaware that the train was barrelling toward him. >>> a serious accusation rocking the sports world this morning. two former nfl stars, tim brown and jerry rice, are accusing their former coach of sabotaging the super bowl. rice and brown claim that coach bill callahan, changed the raiders' game plan at the last minute to help his friend, opposing coach jon gruden, win. he calls it ludicrous. >>> serena williams showed her frustrati
Jan 28, 2013 7:00am EST
election. >>> let's get the rest of the morning headlines from david muir, weekend anchor in for josh. >> good morning, everyone. we're going to begin with the search for answers after that horrific nightclub tragedy. 230 were trapped and killed in a fire that engulfed a dance club in brazil. one exit became a death trap in seconds. matt gutman is in brazil with new details on how the fire started and why there was no other way out. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, david. it is impossible to underestimate the impact that has had in brazil. look at the headlines. banner headlines everywhere here today. and largely because those killed were so young, mostly college students and minors. and because this mostly was avoidable. this morning, images of inconsolable grief. investigators say the fire that claimed the lives of more than 230 people who died in this popular nightclub, started with the band had small flares, pointing them towards the ceiling. that set the building's sound-proofing on fire. and within seconds, the club began filling with smoke. that triggered the stampede.